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Mobile Traffic to Increase Tenfold Over the Next 6 Years

Mobile Traffic to Increase Tenfold Over the Next 6 Years

DAEJEON, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A new study suggests that mobile traffic in South Korea will increase tenfold over the next six years amid growing demand for high quality video streaming services. The Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) announced on Wednesday a number of projections concerning telecom providers and data usage in the coming [...]

More Customers Abandon MVNOs for SKT, KT, LG Uplus

More Customers Abandon MVNOs for SKT, KT, LG Uplus

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — With the three major telecom operators SK Telecom, KT and LG Uplus closing the gap in affordable pricing for phones and rate plans since last September, South Korea’s mobile virtual network operators (MVNO) are increasingly losing customers while simultaneously failing to attract new users. Unlike the triumvirate of traditional [...]

Facebook to Negotiate With Telecom Providers Over ‘Data Traffic Costs’

Facebook to Negotiate With Telecom Providers Over ‘Data Traffic Costs’

SEOUL, Jan. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Facebook Inc. is willing to negotiate with South Korea’s telecommunications providers over sharing the cost of maintaining the speed of its data traffic services, the company’s vice president said Wednesday. Since 2016, the U.S. social networking giant has been in dispute with SK Broadband Co. and LG Uplus after refusing to pay for a cache server that [...]

LTE Speeds Significantly Slower in the Countryside

LTE Speeds Significantly Slower in the Countryside

SEOUL, Dec. 27 (Korea Bizwire) – A new government report has revealed that South Korean LTE networks are significantly slower in rural areas compared to major cities. According to the network quality evaluation released by the Ministry of Science and ICT and the National Information Society Agency on Tuesday, network speeds in rural areas were estimated [...]

S. Korean Telecoms Bet on 5G, AI

S. Korean Telecoms Bet on 5G, AI

SEOUL, Dec. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Major South Korean telecom companies are reshuffling their staff with a focus shift to more profitable and long-term projects such as 5G and AI. According to sources close to the mobile industry, SK Telecom has reorganized seven of its departments and prioritized units dealing with up-and-coming and next-generation services such [...]